Oh, thanks, now I understand. It's good to know that your dad totally recovered after such a surgery.
Yes, can you believe how many Americans are afraid of universal healthcare? The Republican party spin machine is very adept at brainwashing people too ignorant to think for themselves. What they don't realize is that taxpayers will pay for healthcare anyway in the form of emergency room bills. That's where I go when I'm sick
I'm very bitter about this whole healthcare situation in this country. The FDA arm of the US government knowingly infected 10% of blood transfusion recipients with Hepatitis C from 1965 until 1992 and didn't disclose it to them. One of these people was me.
The FDA could have ordered the Red Cross to implement screening tests but they were "too expensive" ($2.39) and screening "would cut down the amount of blood collected." This happened in Canada, too, but your government apologized to those infected and gave them a substantial sum of money. Nobody is responsible in this country.
The Hepatitis C gave me Diabetes. Both are pre-existing conditions that preclude affordable health insurance if you're self employed which I am. The best rate is $900/month which is akin to a mortgage payment. I can't afford it so do without.
Didn't mean to go off but I hope people who are against universal health care think twice about their opinions. We uninsured people are not slackers or bums.
Should we take this to the "politics" forum?